What looks great on the hanger might not be suited for your body shape. For a pear-shaped figure, consider these sensational sweaters that take the emphasis off your lower body.
Pear-shaped women have a smaller upper body and bigger hips and thighs. With this body type, you want to attract attention to the top half and draw the focus away from the hips. You can partner these sweaters with dark-wash bootcut jeans or trousers for a flattering look that can’t be beat.
You want to select clothing that doesn’t stop at the point of the body that you are trying to minimize — so for pear-shaped figures, this means you should avoid hip-length sweaters. Select a cropped cardigan sweater that hits at the waist or an extra-long cardigan instead. Cardigans with ruffles and other detailing will draw the attention away from hips and thighs.
One of the hottest trends in fashion for fall is colorblocking. Choose a colorblock sweater with a darker color at the bottom and a lighter color up top to draw the eye upward and away from problem areas.
Styles to avoid
Pear-shaped women should avoid V-neck sweaters, which will make shoulders appear more sloping. Instead select a sweater with a fold-over cowlneck, another hot fall trend.